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UH Named Apple Authorized Training Center

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February 12, 2010-Houston-

The University of Houston has long been committed to preparing students for an increasingly competitive and high tech job market.

Now, the university is intensifying its efforts to bolster students' tech talents. As the only university in Houston to host an Apple Authorized Training Center, UH's Communication Technology Center is offering a certified training course focused on Final Cut Pro video editing software. It is open to UH students and the general public and available throughout the year.

The three-day course, Introduction to Final Cut Pro, teaches basic editing functions and familiarizes students with the software's interface. As part of the course's hands-on training, students will work on a scene from the TNT television series "Leverage" and create a promotional video for SeaWorld's "Believe" documentary.  Another editing project will focus extensively on master filters and effects.

Students, who successfully complete the course and pass an examination will earn a Final Cut Pro Certification. This industry standard credential is used to distinguish professionals as skilled users of this software application and can advance one's resume in a highly competitive job market.

"Final Cut Pro has emerged as the preferred tool for nonlinear editing. Offering these services to our students gives them a distinct advantage over graduates from similar programs and at other institutions, who are ultimately competing for the same jobs," said Shawn McCombs, director of the Communication Technology Center.  

To learn more about Introduction to Final Cut Pro, view the course schedule and register, visit http://www.valenti.uh.edu/ctc/Apple/index.html, or contact Shawn McCombs at 713-843-2862.

The Communication Technology Center is located in room 234 of the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. For directions and other details, visit http://www.valenti.uh.edu/ctc/About/hours.html.

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